Cap and Trade
Here are some of my problems with the new stipulations in the Cap and Tax bill.
1. The Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) plan. It makes you retrofit your house with energy efficient items before you can sell it such as a sun light reflecting roof. There will also be air quality testing and infrared readings of your home that will need to be conducted.
2. If you have an income up to 150% of the poverty line you are going to get a monthly check from the government to offset the costs associated with the bill.
3. If Medicare and Social Security funds are hurt by the bill they can tap into the general fund.
4. Numbers 2 and 3 tell me they know that this is a job killing bill and that prices of almost everything are going to increase.
5. Not one person knows completely what is in this 1500 page monstrosity.
6. Carbon Dioxide is plant food.
7. We sit on several mountains of coal (literally) in this country. It is our most abundant form of energy and we are going to kill it for the myth of global warming. Since 2002 temperatures have been falling because the sun has been in a state of quiessence.
8. The new CO2 tax opens the door to tax you for having a child and putting another CO2 producer on the planet.
9. The earth has been warmer than this before. The warmer it gets the better it is for farming and therefore easier to "stamp out hunger".